Bay State Animal Cooperative
A safe, loving, no-kill shelter for Animals
Who We Are and What We Do
Our mission is to practice a no-kill philosophy while providing humane resources and services aimed at reducing animal overpopulation and unnecessary suffering for companion, stray, relinquished and feral animals.
We work cooperatively with other humane organizations, local municipalities and the community to develop and implement programs including but not limited to: low-cost spay/neuter assistance, low-cost medical care, trap-neuter-return (TNR), community outreach programs and events, sheltering and adoption, mobile medical, adoption and education services, fundraising events, and a sanctuary.
We are funded by donations and operate entirely by volunteers.
BSAC is a 501(c)3 charitable/non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Information, Successes, and Featured Cats for Adoption
A little bit about us
An Intro to BSAC.
Moochie, A Success Story
Our favorite success
You can visit some of our adoptable pets at PETCO’s Adoption Facility in the Norwood store on Rt 1 Norwood, MA during regular store hours. Please note that handling of the animals can only be done by making an appointment so that we may have one of our volunteers assist you. For an appointment, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Please bring all members of your household.
Please try not to get attached to a particular cat. Our adoption counselors are trained to work with you to find the best match for your household.
When submitting an adoption application, please include information about your past and current pets, veterinarian, your housing situation, etc.
Your tax-deductible gift to the Bay State Animal Cooperative helps ensure animals in distress receive the care they need, as well as a chance to be adopted into a caring home.
We gratefully accept any amount. If you would like to pay by check, please make checks payable to Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. and mail to:
Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc.
47 Windsor Road
Norwood, MA 02062
How to Help
Many companies support the philanthropic interests of their employees by offering to match employee gifts. We are currently partners with Bank of America and State Street Bank. Monetary contributions can also be made for the time you volunteer to our organization, please inquire! Please contact the appropriate representative at your employer such as Human Resources department to find out if they match contributions to Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. It is an easy way to make your generosity go even further in helping animals.
Volunteer! We can always use an extra pair of hands.
Some volunteer opportunities include:
1. Cage cleaning, feeding and socialization of shelter cats at Petco adoption center
2. Foster parenting
3. Adoption application specialist (we will train you)
4. Adoption counselor (we will train you)
Miscellaneous opportunities include: animal transport to and from vet appointments, fund raising, food sorting, adoption meet and greet representative,
and more....New volunteer ideas are always welcome!
Please fill out a volunteer application form.
If you or your company own a van or truck that can be used to transport donated food items, we could use your help. The Greater Boston Food Bank collects pet food for distribution. We could use your vehicle to bring these items to Norwood. The miles that you drive for us, are tax deductible.
Here is a wish list of items we can always use and will graciously accept:
Any unopened Cat food, wet or dry.
Kitten food, wet and dry, is always needed.
Kitten KMR replacement milk, saves lives of many orphaned kittens each year.
Cat Litter, lots and lots of cat litter!
The following tick and flea products: Frontline, Advantage, Adams flea bombs, and products available online like: Capstar (flea control-under 9 lb wt. dose), Vet. Chem Carpet, Yard and animal flea sprays and powders.
Inquire via email if you want resources for these products.
Let us know via email, and we will gladly arrange for pickup.
Attend Special Events
Keep an eye on our web site for special events. From time to time we have fund raising events. For example, during the holiday season we have photos with Santa for your pet! A portion of each photo purchased is donated to the Bay State Animal Cooperative.
News, Events and things we want you to know!